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2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS performance reviews and ratings

Introducing the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The German company has unveiled the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, advancing its legacy with enhanced features, performance upgrades, and more aggressive aerodynamics. This latest model showcases substantial improvements in cooling systems and aerodynamic efficiency to maximize the car’s performance.

The 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS features increased horsepower and an evolved aerodynamic profile, surpassing its predecessor. It includes an innovative drag reduction system, a first for this model year in the brand’s lineup, reflecting a continual innovation in performance technology.

This model comes equipped with new advanced packages that build upon the previous standard configurations. The Clubsport package now includes adjustable steel bars, an upgraded six-point safety harness, and an advanced portable fire extinguisher system. The Weissach package extends these enhancements with ultra-light magnesium wheels and additional weight-saving measures.

Available in three driving modes—Normal, Sport, and the enhanced ‘Track’ mode—the 2024 model allows drivers to tailor the vehicle dynamics extensively. These settings adjust critical components like the front and rear axle damping and the rear differential gear. The steering wheel of the 2024 model integrates sophisticated rotary controls for personalized settings and includes an upgraded DRS button for dynamic driving adjustments.

 

The Evolution of the Porsche 992 Series Models

The Porsche 992 series marks a milestone in the long history of the sports car brand from Zuffenhausen. The development of this series began in the early 2010s when Porsche decided to overhaul the legendary 911 in its latest iteration. The 992 series was first presented to the public at the International Motor Show (IAA) in 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, seamlessly continuing the tradition of the iconic 911. The design of the 992 recalls the timeless styling of its predecessors, incorporating modern elements and aerodynamic enhancements.

The 992 series includes a wide range of model variants, from the basic Carrera to the high-performance Turbo and GT models. A notable feature is the use of high-performance materials such as aluminum and advanced composites, which help to reduce weight and maximize performance. Under the hood, the various variants feature a range of state-of-the-art powertrain systems, including powerful turbo engines that elevate the legendary performance of the 911 to a new level.

The 992 series also stands out for its advanced technology. The interior has been equipped with high-quality materials and an innovative infotainment system that offers the latest connectivity options. Additionally, the 992 series integrates advanced driver assistance systems that not only increase safety but also driving comfort.

With the 992 series, Porsche once again demonstrates its commitment to excellence in the sports car segment. These vehicles embody the combination of tradition and innovation that has made the 911 a symbol of driving pleasure and technical sophistication for decades.

Inside the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The cabin design of the “911 GT3 RS” is based on the approach adopted in the current generation of the “911 GT3,” featuring numerous components upholstered in ‘Alcantara’ fabric. The cabin shines with a new key feature, consisting of two standard fully contoured seats—derived from the carbon-made, contoured seats of the “918 Spyder.” The standard interior equipment list includes the “Club Sport” package, which features a roll cage behind the front seats and preparations for a master battery switch, as well as a fire extinguisher with a mounting bracket and a six-point safety harness for the driver, all supplied independently.

Safety is paramount even in a performance-focused model like the GT3 RS. It includes features such as Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), which includes side impact protection elements in the doors and thorax airbags integrated into.

Technology and Connectivity: Despite its track focus, the GT3 RS is equipped with modern technology features, including Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that integrates navigation, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces, and voice control. Optional upgrades can include Bose or Burmester sound systems, and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

 

Technical data of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

Drive of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

  • Engine: 6-cylinder naturally aspirated boxer engine
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline Super Plus
  • Displacement: 3996cc
  • Compression: 13.3:1
  • Engine power: 386kW / 525 hp at 8500 rpm
  • Torque: 465 Nm at 6300 rpm
  • Drive type: Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Low emission: EURO 6d

Body of the 992 GT3 RS

  • Vehicle type: Coupe
  • Seats: 2 people
  • Dimensions: Length 4572mm x Width 1900mm x Height 1322mm
  • Wheelbase: 2457mm
  • Track width: 1630mm front / 1582mm rear
  • Ground Clearance: 100mm
  • Boot capacity: 132 litres
  • Curb weight: 1525kg
  • Weight distribution: 38.8% front / 61.2% rear
  • Permissible total weight: 1795kg
  • Payload: 270kg
  • Chassis: Independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers
  • Steering ratio: 14.1:1
  • Rim size: 10j x 20″ front / 13j x 21″ rear
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R
  • Tyre size: 275/35-R20 front / 335/30-R21 rear

Performance

  • Top speed: 296 km/h
  • Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3.3 seconds
  • Acceleration 0 to 200 km/h: 10.8 seconds
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 28.0m
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 97.0m

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Reviews of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

The Porsche 992 GT3 RS was overly praised by the trade press and automotive journalists and received almost exclusively excellent reviews. Here is an excerpt of the national and international test reports:

Sport auto Supertest

In the Supertest of the German magazine sport auto, the Porsche 992 GT3 RS shines with top marks in almost all disciplines, making it one of the best sports cars ever tested there.

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TopGear Review 2023

The British cultural magazine TopGear praises the Porsche 992 GT3 RS in particular for its excellent performance in all driving performance and speaks of a “road-legal racing car”.

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Auto Bild driving report

In one of the very first driving reports, Auto Bild praised the Porsche 992 GT3 RS in particular for its uncompromising approach to racing, which can only be found on very few cars these days.

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Competitors of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

One might think, with all the advance praise, that the 992 GT3 RS is in a league of its own—but that’s not entirely true. Among the established sports car manufacturers, there are several competitors eager to take on the Porsche 992 GT3 RS:

This suggests that while the 992 GT3 RS is highly regarded, the sports car market is competitive with other brands also offering formidable challengers that rival the performance and appeal of Porsche’s esteemed model.

McLaren 765LT

The McLaren 765LT is the super-sporty variant of the already extremely high-performing McLaren 720S and, like the 992 GT3 RS, features many details directly from motorsport.

Ferrari 488 Pista

The Ferrari 488 Pista, while not a brand new model from the Italian manufacturer, is the latest motorsport variant of Ferrari’s mid-engine 488 GTB series – there is no such model for the Ferrari F8 Tributo.

Corvette C8 Z06

The latest Corvette series, designated as the C8 Stingray, also features a particularly potent variant equipped with various motorsport extras, known as the Corvette C8 Z06.

How can you drive the Porsche 992 GT3?

To those of you who aren’t already drooling over the highlights of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS, we might not be able to help…

But for everyone else, we want to show you how you can drive the Porsche 992 GT3 yourself today:

Option 1: Buy a Porsche 992 GT3 RS

If you have the necessary change, you can of course simply buy the GT3 RS from Porsche – so you can drive the 992 GT3 at any time and, of course, configure your personal dream car.

Unfortunately, due to the expected delivery time, this option not only takes quite a while, but is of course also extremely expensive.

Option 2: Porsche 992 GT3 RS test drive

Another alternative is of course a test drive with the Porsche 992 GT3 RS in a Porsche center of your choice – you probably won’t get cheaper to drive this dream car yourself.

Realistically, however, the probability is extremely low, since a) almost no Porsche center has this dream car in stock as a demonstration car and b) hardly anyone gives out such a rare car as the 992 GT3 RS for a test drive…

Option 3: Rent a Porsche 992 GT3 RS at DRIVAR®

If you don’t want to buy the Porsche 992 GT3 RS right away or have the right connections for a test drive at the Porsche Centre, you can still rent a Porsche from DRIVAR today – regardless of whether it’s actually a Porsche GT3 for rent or one of the numerous other models.

Option 4: Porsche GT3 racetrack training

Nowhere does a Porsche 911 GT3 feel as at home as on a real racetrack – so why not book a Porsche 911 GT3 racetrack training with DRIVAR and drive this motorsport monster around the track yourself?

How much does Porsche 911 GT3 Rs cost?

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS typically has a starting price $241,000 in the United States, depending on the model year and the specific configurations or options chosen.

What is the maximum engine power output of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS boasts a maximum engine power output of 518 horsepower. This substantial power is part of what enables the car’s exceptional performance on both the track and the road.

What is the acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. This impressive acceleration time highlights the car’s exceptional performance capabilities.

What is the top track speed of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS when equipped with summer tires?

The top track speed of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS when equipped with summer tires is 184 mph. This high speed demonstrates the vehicle’s advanced engineering and performance capabilities.

How many Porsche 911 gt3 Rs were made in USA?

The number of Porsche GT3 RS cars delivered in the USA varies by model year. Here are the details:

  • 997.1 GT3 RS (2007-2008): 410 units
  • 997.2 GT3 RS (2010-2011): 541 units
  • 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0L (2011): 141 units
  • 991.1 GT3 RS (2016): 1,318 units
  • 991.2 GT3 RS (2019): 1,462 units

These numbers reflect the total units delivered to the USA for each specified model year.

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